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Poster: mwoodwar Date: Oct 14, 2002 9:21pm
Forum: bookmobile Subject: Format for Printing

Is there a standard format, or DTD that is being used to print these texts? Since we know in advance the size of the pages, would it be possible to have a foolproof (yeah right) way to format before the printing process?

Thanks

Mark

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Oct 19, 2002 2:43am
Forum: bookmobile Subject: Uh: Format for Printing

As best I can tell, the format question is a complete mess. There are proprietary format problems, there are strongly held, and incompatible, beliefs etc.

Nancy, at the archive, put some of the ascii gutenberg books into msword and printed them in booklet mode to good effect.

She and others at the archive took tiff's and put them into djvu for printing, and that worked ok.

all in all we need standards and software that works on those standards. as of right now it is confusing and inefficient.

any help here would be appreciated.

-brewster

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Poster: thistle Date: Nov 6, 2002 7:42am
Forum: bookmobile Subject: jstor.org

imho the best solution to the problem can be found at jstor.org. they basically scan each page as a picture format. no text encodings are used.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Nov 6, 2002 9:13am
Forum: bookmobile Subject: jstor.org

We are a fan of page images. The archival format seems to be tiff. Then there is the issue of a compressed version for access. My fav is DJVU, but it needs more work. fortunately the djvu guys are psyched to keep working on it, and there is a commercial version that works quite well.

-brewster

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Poster: vikaasgupta Date: Apr 18, 2003 12:14am
Forum: bookmobile Subject: Re: jstor.org

I came across this thread of discussion. I have recently started looking at this bookmobile concept with a lot of interest after I read about it on the fastback binding website. The greatest problems that i am currently facing is formatting of the text in MS Word. I would really appreciate it if anyone out there could help me resolve problems in formatting/ flowing text from the Gutenberg site into MS Word.
Please feel free to email your suggestions to vikaasgupta@hotmail.com

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